PowerPage Podcast Episode 129

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Date: Thursday, April 1st, 2010, 19:51
Category: News

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Episode 129 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (13.2 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker

Topics: This week we discuss Mac OS 10.6.3, the first round of iPad reviews in the mainstream media and we play “What’s on your Mac.”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

Rob

  • Remote Tap ($4.99) – a “Mac Style” remote desktop app for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

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PPUG Winter 2010 meeting Saturday in Philadelphia

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Date: Friday, March 19th, 2010, 10:35
Category: Apple, User Group

http://thescene.s3.amazonaws.com/pics/bar/2/51481/profile/1205061797294_272.jpgThe Philadelphia PowerBook User Group (PPUG) will meet tomorrow Saturday, March 20, 2010 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at the Manayunk Brewing Company along the beautiful Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. We usually have lunch (or a brew) while we talk mobile computing.

PPUG founders Jason O’Grady (PowerPage, ZDNet), Rob Parker, Bob Snow, as well as Youngmoo Kim will be on hand to talk about latest developments and the latest in mobile technology.  We’ll talk about all the news and announcements from Macworld 2010 with a healthy serving of Q&A.

Now that Apple has announced the iPad, where does it fit in the mobile technology landscape? Does it overlap with the iPhone and the MacBook? Or does it fit exactly in-between the two?  At PPUG’s March 2010 meeting, Jason will dissect the pros and cons of Apple’s new “tablet” Mac and will discuss its advantages and disadvantages over a netbook.  If you’re thinking about the iPad, come to the March meeting and we’ll set your straight.

Join us for a great meeting, it’s free and open to you and your guests. Feel free to bring items to sell or swap as well.

Manayunk Brewing Company
4120 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
215.482.8220

PowerPage Podcast Episode 128

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Date: Friday, March 19th, 2010, 09:42
Category: Podcast

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Episode 128 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (24.7 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker

Topics: This week we discuss Apple’s ban of screen film from its stores, new iPad details that have trickled out, the Apple/HTC suit and we play and we play “What’s on your Mac.”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • All apps this week!
  • Pool Pro Online 3 ($4.99) – Killer 3D pool game with head-to-head, Internet gameplay
  • dSLR Camera Remote ($1.99, $19.99 Pro) – View the live viewfinder preview and fire the shutter of your dSLR camera.
  • AllRecipes Dinner Spinner Pro ($2.99) – Upgrade to the excellent recipe app with shopping lists and account access.

Rob

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 127

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Date: Thursday, February 25th, 2010, 11:12
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast LogoEpisode 127 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (24.6 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker and Tom Hesser

Topics: This week we dissect Apple’s ban on “sexy” apps, Aperture 3.0.1, Nexus One Flash performance and we play “What’s on your Mac.”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • Retro Recorder (99 cents) iPhone recorder app with distortion free audio zoom-in. Love the retro UI!
  • Pastebot ($2.99) powerful clipboard app that stores text & images copied from your iPhone/iPod Touch.
  • Aperture2Twitter (free) – Aperture plug-in that send tweets and images to Twitter, TwitPic and Mobypicture.

Rob

Tom

  • MoodAgent (free) – iPhone app that catagorizes your music into moods.

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 126

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Date: Thursday, February 18th, 2010, 20:08
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast LogoEpisode 126 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (36.3 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker

Topics: We do our post-mortem wrap-up of Macworld Expo 2010 and Apple puts the smack down on iPhone hackers.

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • Thermapak Heatshift – This $25 cooling pad dissipates heat from the bottom of your MacBook and keeps it away from your lap.
  • NBC Olympics app (free) – Displays live, real-time updates on every event from the games in Vancouver.
  • SPL Meter (99 cents) – Professional grade sound level meter app.

Rob

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 125

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Date: Friday, February 12th, 2010, 00:42
Category: conference, Macworld Expo, Podcast

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Episode 125 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (21 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady, Tom Hesser, Adam Christianson and Victor Cajiao.

Topics: Macworld Expo 2010 opens in San Francisco and our panel reviews the first day of the show including the featured presentations by David Pogue and Kevin Smith and the Best of Show awards.

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 124

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Date: Thursday, February 4th, 2010, 08:00
Category: Podcast

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Episode 124 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (33.4 MB, MP3). Update: the download link has been fixed.

Panel: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker and Tom Hesser.

Topics: Is the iPad really all that? 27″ iMac problems, smartphone smackdown: Nexus One steps it up, Zune soon to phone home and we play “What’s on your Mac?”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

Rob

Tom

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 123

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Date: Sunday, January 31st, 2010, 21:19
Category: Podcast

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Episode 123 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (48.4 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker and Shaun Redmond

Topics: We analyze the brand-spankin-new Apple iPad and we play “What’s on your Mac?”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

Rob

  • CardRescue ($39) – data recovery for media cards

Shaun

  • TruePower battery for MacBook Pro ($99.95) – Affordable and well designed domestically made battery by FastMac
  • Ecobee smart thermostat ($469) – Interactive, flexible and remotely accessable smart thermostat with energy monitor option
  • Solar Checker (Free) – Powerful app that uses the iPhone’s sensors to calculate the solar production potential of your roof

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 122

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Date: Friday, January 22nd, 2010, 10:37
Category: Podcast

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Episode 122 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (32.6 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker

Topics: Tablet and iPhone 4.0 rumors reach a fever pitch and we play “What’s on your Mac?”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • Firefox 3.6 (free) – Upgrade to the popular Web brower
  • Personas (free) – 30,000 free themes for Firefox 3.6
  • Data Rescue 3 ($99) – best data recovery software for recovering files from a problem hard drive

Rob

  • Hack that enables hidden Quick Look feature for folder content previews
  • Oribtal (App Store, $1.99 and free) – stunningly beautiful game that’s addictive

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 121

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Date: Thursday, December 17th, 2009, 10:09
Category: Podcast

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Episode 121 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (30.5 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker and Tom Hesser

Topics: The resurgence of Web apps, Psystar is toast, Operation Chokehold and AT&T data caps, how Facebook sold you out, Smartphones to outsell notebooks in 2010 and we play “What’s on your Mac?”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • Spirited Away (free) – OS X menu bar item that hides background applications automatically
  • Isolator (free) – a small menu bar application for OS X that blacks out everything but the foreground application
  • Podium by Pivotal ($29) – the ultimate desktop iPhone stand
  • Labyrinth 2 ($4.99) – successor to the popular iPhone game

Rob

Tom

  • Pastebot ($1.99) – iPhone clipboard management app

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